2009 is one year that none of us will ever forget. We all had to shrink to squeeze through the eye of the storm, and we had to learn how to compete in a completely new game. Our competitors, we found, are no longer in our neighborhoods or on the other side of town. They are on the other side of the world. And they are awake as we try to sleep.
Meanwhile, many of the partners we counted on - our banks and our suppliers - are no longer around. The sand has shifted beneath our feet. But we are sti